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16th Academy Awards

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1944 16th Academy Awards Oscars Jennifer Jones Jack Warner Paul Lukas Charles Coburn Katina Paxinou

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Oscar® Winners in 1944

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1943 Oscar Winners

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1943 Oscar Nominees

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1942 Oscar Winners

The 16th Academy Awards, in 1944, was the first Oscar ceremony held at a large public venue, Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Free passes were given out to men and women in uniform. Originating on KFWB, the complete ceremony was internationally broadcast by CBS Radio via shortwave. Jack Benny served as master of ceremonies for the event, which lasted fewer than 30 minutes.
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